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Affirmative Action and School Choice
International Journal of Economic Theory (2014)
  • Jose Alcalde, University of Alicante
  • Begoña Subiza, University of Alicante
This paper studies a way of introducing affirmative action in the school choice problem to implement integration policies. The paper proposes the use of a natural two-step mechanism. The (equitable) first step is introduced as an adaptation of the deferred-acceptance algorithm designed by Gale and Shapley, when students are divided into two groups. The (efficient) second step captures the idea of exchanging places inherent to Gale's top trading cycle.
  • integration policy;school allocation;affirmative action
Publication Date
September, 2014
Citation Information
Jose Alcalde and Begoña Subiza. "Affirmative Action and School Choice" International Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2014)
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